Fosteriana; Consisting of Thoughts, Reflections and Criticisms, Selected and Ed. by H.G. Bohn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...and Removal of Pope Pius VII. on the 6th of July, 1809. Written by one of his Attendants. Translated from the Italian. 8vo. 1814. ment, a mere strong resentment at injustice, a considerable share of the unthinking arrogance of high rank, and an unmitigable desire to reign. Her ideas of the style in which it ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 Excerpt: ...and Removal of Pope Pius VII. on the 6th of July, 1809. Written by one of his Attendants. Translated from the Italian. 8vo. 1814. ment, a mere strong resentment at injustice, a considerable share of the unthinking arrogance of high rank, and an unmitigable desire to reign. Her ideas of the style in which it is unhappiness for a princess not to live, betray no dawnings of philosophic dignity. She ought certainly to excite the sympathy of sundry great and royal personages of each of these lands; but the millions who, under the enormous burdens brought upon the community by the ambition and quarrels of great and royal personages, find a distressing difficulty just to live, would be tempted to think that she sometimes complains too soon. In some of the straits which she describes, the kind-hearted among them would feel for her; but when they hear her, after herself and her whole family had descended to the state, and, therefore, the wants of private life, exclaiming, in a tone of indignant emphasis, "Thus 33,000 francs per month" (between thirteen and fourteen hundred pounds sterling), "were to serve for the support of myself, my children," (that is, two young children), "and my household;" and that, too, in a country where this sum was probably of twice the relative value that it is at present in England,--they must change their compassion into that distant, respectful perhaps, but rather wondering feeling, which regards personages of high descent as endowed, by way of preeminence, with a constitution infinitely more voracious of this world's good things than could be permitted in the humble portions of the race. The latter narrative in this volume, which describes the circumstances of the Pope's seizure, and subsequent triumphant...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150109508
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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